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Orthopaedics

We bring together an exceptionally talented, specialised team of doctors, nurses and physical therapists who take a whole-body approach to diagnosing and treating orthopaedic conditions. Our team provides personalised, comprehensive care for a wide range of orthopaedic conditions in multiple subspecialties including spine, foot and ankle, paediatric care, hand and arm, shoulder and sports medicine. Our clinicians are specialists at the top of their field, providing patients with unparalleled expertise in both surgical and non-operative spinal injuries, joint replacement, and orthopaedic surgery. As a centre of excellence, we are at the forefront of joint replacement surgery and our expert care has enabled countless individuals to live pain-free lives once again.

Available Hospitals

We provide excellent care, right from diagnosis to the treatment and beyond at our world-class hospitals.

Treatments & Procedures

We provide comprehensive treatment for all types diseases under one roof. Our highly experienced doctors supported by especially trained clinical staff, ensure the best care for you.

Advanced Technology & Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Trauma & fracture care

The centre has a world class 24*7 emergency and trauma care facility, a first of its kind in north Malabar region.

This centre is now a tertiary referral centre of trauma for the region. This department is capable of managing all kinds of complex fractures including polytrauma, pelvic acetabular fractures and open fractures.

The availability if an excellent trauma ICU, most modern laminar flow operation theatres, highly experienced anesthesia team and a well-equipped post-operative ICU makes it possible to do all life and limb saving surgeries immediately without any delay

Other Facilities

Ortho & Neuro Integrated Spine Care
Pelvic acetabular reconstructive
Arthroscopy clinic
Arthritis & rheumatology clinic
Knee & shoulder clinic
Osteoporosis clinic
Minimally invasive spine surgeries
Ilizarov deformity correction
Most advanced physiotherapy clinic

Diagnostics for Orthopaedics

Arthrography
Bone scans
Discography
CT and MRI
Electromyography
X-ray
Blood tests
Bone scan

World Class Technical Support

Operation Theatre equipped with Laminar Air flow.
Post operative pain control by epidural and IV analgesia by a team of experienced anaesthesiologists
State of the art Instrumentataion.
Image Intensifiers
Well equipped ICU for post operative care.

Orthopaedics Diagnostic Services

Lead ECG
2D and 3D Echocardiography including colour Doppler and contrast ECHO
Strain Imaging - Speckle Tracking and Heart Model
Trans-oesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) / Dobutamine Stress Echo
Treadmill test (TMT)
Holter - 24 hrs and 48 hrs
Event monitoring and loop recorders
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)
Head-up tilt table test (HUTT)
Pacemaker check and programming
Cardiac CT including CT coronary angiogram
Latest monoplane & bi-plane cathlab
Cardiac MRI including stress adenosine protocol

Inpatient Facilities

Aster Medcity offers world-class inpatient care to its patients, with the support of an award-winning team of Nurses, Therapists and Technicians.

Wards, double rooms, standard rooms, executive rooms, deluxe rooms presidential suites
Dedicated Cardiac ICU
Independent ICUs with a view that minimise chances of infection and ICU psychosis
Dedicated cardiac surgery suites
Advanced infection control facilities
State-of-the-art cardiac imaging

Nuclear Medicine: Diagnosis & Therapy Gamma (SPECT) Camera

• Whole body bone scan
• Regional three-phase bone scan
• Regional infection imaging
• Bone graft viability
• Lymphoscintigraphy

PET-CT

• Regional infection PET imaging to diagnose osteomyelitis in patients
who have undergone hip replacement surgeries
• Strontium therapy for bone pain palliation

Orthopaedic Pathology

• Needle Biopsy
• Soft tissue and bone pathology
• Immunohistochemistry
• Frozen section

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

• Orthopaedic rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries and disorders
• Rehabilitation for patients who have undergone surgeries, including amputees
• Rheumatological rehabilitation with focus on prevention of functional disorders, improving movement and management of pain / stiffness
• Sports rehabilitation
• Orthotic & prosthetic management
• Hand rehabilitation post fracture, injury or surgery

Operation Theatres

ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres With 22 Operating Rooms that are on par with some of the largest in the world, Aster Medcity, for the first time South India, introduces ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres using Karlstorz OR1 Fusion - Asia Pacific’s first complete digital integration system.
The integration enables real-time sharing of images, videos and medical reports, which not only facilitates virtual participation from any location in the world, but also helps the rest of the surgical team to monitor the patient closely during the operative procedure, much to the benefit and safety of the patient undergoing the surgery.
Aster Medcity is also the first surgical facility in the state to offer Robotic Surgery using high-precision da Vinci Surgery Robot.

FAQs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

What is the total recovery time for knee replacement?

Most patients resume their daily activities by 6 weeks, complete recovery occurs between 3-4 months.

How is joint Replacement done?

In Arthritis, the damaged cartilage and bone from the joint are replaced with a prosthesis made of metal, polyethylene, ceramic, etc to regain normal joint biomechanics.

When should you consult an orthopedic surgeon?

If the patient has

Joint or musculoskeletal pain that is progressive and interfering with daily activities
Any type of arthritis
Congenital bone anomalies
Bone tumours
Sports injuries

How does an Orthopaedist differ from an Orthopaedic surgeon?

An Orthopaedist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. They can provide pre-surgical consultation and post-surgical follow up.

An orthopaedic surgeon is a doctor who specializes in the non-surgical and surgical treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and conditions. They perform surgery to ensure relief from back pain, ruptured discs, arthritis, bone tumours, carpal tunnel, and other injuries.

What is an Orthopedic injury?

Orthopaedic injury is any injury that relates to the musculoskeletal system. Often these injuries occur in bones and joints as a result of an accident or trauma to the body. The most common orthopaedic injuries are Wrist fracture, Shoulder dislocation, Stress fractures, Ankle & foot sprains, ACL tear, Rotator cuff tear and Meniscus tear.

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a common disorder that affects joints. It can cause pain and inflammation, making it difficult to move or stay active. This disease is difficult to control because it is caused primarily by increasing age and family history.

What is Total Knee Replacement?

TKR is a common orthopaedic procedure that involves replacing the articular surfaces of the knee joint with smooth metal and polyethylene plastic that has been cross-linked.

What are my treatment options for joint pain?

Depending on the cause of the joint pain, the orthopedic specialist may recommend lifestyle changes, such as exercises to reduce inflammation, physical therapy to increase strength and range of motion, medications to reduce pain and swelling, or surgery to repair or replace the joint.

How long will it take to recover from my injury or surgery?

Recovery time varies depending on the type of injury or surgery. If a patient has a more serious injury, he or she may need a longer period of time to heal. A specialist may also suggest physical therapy to help the patient regain strength and mobility. An orthopedic specialist will be able to provide an estimate of recovery time based on the patient's specific circumstances. What can I do to prevent future injuries or manage my condition? Physical therapy can help strengthen the muscles and tendons around the affected joint, helping to prevent future injuries. Additionally, an orthopedic specialist can help create a tailored exercise plan to strengthen the muscles and help the patient manage their condition. This may also involve lifestyle changes, such as exercise, weight management, and avoiding certain activities.

What is orthopedics?

Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that specializes in the care of the musculoskeletal system consisting of -

  • Muscles
  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Ligaments
  • Nerves
  • Tendons.

What is Orthopedic surgery?

This is a type of surgical intervention that is performed to treat injuries and issues related to the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons provide consultation and diagnosis to help patients affected with mobility disorders recover properly and lead a more healthy life.

What are the risk factors that increase the risk of an orthopaedic condition?

Several risk factors can increase your risk of acquiring an orthopaedic condition. These include -

  • Age - The risk of orthopaedic conditions increases with age. Orthopaedic conditions like arthritis and osteoarthritis are prevalent among the elderly.
  • Heredity - A family history of arthritis or osteoporosis can often boost your chances of developing an orthopaedic condition.
  • Weight - Both underweight and overweight people can suffer from orthopaedic conditions
  • Lifestyle factors- A sedentary lifestyle can increase your chances of arthritis. Additionally, in case you are doing excessive exercise or any activity that puts too much pressure on the joints without the proper padding of the joints then it can lead to bursitis. For instance, many people are diagnosed with Carpal tunnel syndrome because of repetitive hand movements such as typing or a sport involving the use of hands, done over a long period.

What are the treatment options that are available to treat common orthopaedic conditions?

Orthopaedic surgery is the last option that doctors use to manage severe arthritis like carpal tunnel syndrome and several other treatment options are available to manage and treat orthopaedic conditions. These include -

  • For arthritis and osteoarthritis, your doctor may prescribe you anti-rheumatic drugs and other medications to manage the pain. Sometimes, doctors also prescribe steroid injections to treat certain orthopaedic conditions.
  • To manage bursitis and other orthopedic conditions, you can look at using R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) technique or can massage yourself.
  • Braces and splints are a part of treatment plans for most orthopaedic conditions and are often used by doctors to provide the necessary support to the affected joints.

What should you carry on your first appointment?

For your first visit to an orthopaedic, you must carry the following documents -

  • A list that describes your symptoms in detail - Duration, time and severity.
  • Any blood test or X-Ray report (<1 year).
  • List of current medications and documents with details about existing medical conditions.
  • Insurance details.

When should a joint be replaced?

Moderate to severe arthritis interfering with daily activities.

What kind of surgeries do orthopaedic surgeons perform?

Internal fixation of bones with plates and nails
Joint replacements (knee, hip, elbow, shoulder)
Revision joint Surgeries
Bone tumour excision and joint reconstructions
Arthroscopic knee, shoulder surgeries for sports injuries
Soft tissue repairs
Correction of congenital deformities and osteotomies
Spine surgeries (decompression and fusion)
 

What are the common signs and symptoms of orthopaedics?

Some of the common signs and symptoms of orthopaedics are Poor mobility, muscle pain, bone pain, joint pain, joint swelling, joint deformity, joint dysfunction and paucity of movement etc. If you experience any of these symptoms then consult Top Orthopaedic Doctor in Bangalore.

What is Total Knee Replacement Surgery?

Total Knee Replacement Surgery is a type of orthopaedic surgery which is performed to replace the diseased knee joint with artificial material. This surgery is most commonly preferred to relieve chronic knee pain caused due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

Can an Orthopaedist treat sports injuries?

Yes, an Orthopaedist can treat sports injuries which are mostly related to the musculoskeletal system. Some of the common sports injuries are Ankle sprain, Ligament tear, Fractures, Muscle pull, or Bruises, Groin pull, Knee injury, Tennis elbow etc.

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

That causes the immune system to damage the cartilage of the joints.

What is causing my joint pain or injury?

Joint pain or injury can be caused by a variety of factors including overuse, age-related wear and tear, and underlying medical conditions. In some cases, the exact cause is unknown. An orthopedic specialist will perform a physical exam and may order imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to determine the cause of joint pain or injury.

Do I need surgery for my joint pain or is there a non-surgical option?

Generally, the specialist will recommend the least invasive treatment options first, like lifestyle changes and physical therapy, before considering surgery. If these options are not successful in relieving the pain, then the specialist may suggest exploring surgical options. Surgery may be necessary for certain conditions. An orthopedic specialist will determine the best treatment plan based on the individual patient's circumstances.

As a sports person, how can I manage my frequent sports injuries with orthopedic?

An orthopedic specialist can help create a tailored exercise plan that takes into account the type of sport you are playing and any underlying physical conditions you may have. This plan can help strengthen the muscles and support structures that are most prone to injury, while also helping you to be mindful of any activities that could exacerbate your condition.

What is the role of an orthopaedic surgeon?

An orthopaedic surgeon diagnoses injuries that are mostly triggered by physical activities and specialize in treating several ailments related to bones, joints, ligaments, nerves, and tendons. They also help in managing conditions like arthritis that can worsen progressively over time.

What are the most common types of orthopaedic conditions?

Some of the most common types of orthopaedic conditions are -

  • Arthritis - It is a condition that affects the tendons and the ligaments attached to the bone, making them swell or become stiff. Arthritis can also result in redness and inflammation of one or more joints of the body and often increases the friction between them. Due to this increased friction the movement between the joints becomes extremely painful.
  • Osteoarthritis - It is a type of arthritis that affects your knees, hips and spine. Osteoarthritis destroys the tissues connecting the bones, increasing friction and thereby causing pain.
  • Bursitis - It is an inflammation of the bursa, a sac filled with fluid between all the major joints of our body such as shoulders, knees, Achilles tendon, hips, and elbows. While it is a short-term condition if left untreated can be painful and may limit the motion of the affected joint.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - In this syndrome a nerve passing through the carpal tunnel is compressed or pinched, causing pain to the thumb or the three middle fingers. 
  • Osteoporosis - An orthopaedic disorder is quite common among ageing men and women. This condition impacts the bones of elderly people, making them weak and brittle and increasing their chances of fractures. Hips, spine, and wrists are most commonly affected areas by this condition.

How can you prevent orthopaedic disorders?

While certain arthritis conditions like arthritis and osteoarthritis cannot be prevented as they are mostly age-related or genetic, However, other conditions like bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis and other conditions can be prevented by taking these precautions -

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - Take a break from repetitive activities to prevent yourself from this syndrome.
  • Bursitis - Do a proper warm-up activity before doing any physical activity to prevent yourself from bursitis.
  • Osteoporosis - Avoid alcohol and caffeine and have a calcium-rich diet to prevent osteoporosis.

When should you see an orthopaedic doctor?

You must visit an orthopaedic doctor if you are undergoing excruciating pain in your bones, muscles and joints and have the following symptoms -

  • Experiencing stiffness, uneasiness and pain while doing daily activities.
  • Unbearable pain in the musculoskeletal system.
  • No improvement in the soft tissue injuries.

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